My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture, and things in the broader realm of the Gothic and darkly Romantic. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

Goth is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, the expression of that in Goth rock. It looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, et al) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. The Gothic should not be limited by what is already within it; inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Temporary Hiatus

My computer died.

My laptop has unfortunately suffered a mechanical hard-drive failure. Fortunately I have recovered my data before it failed completely, but I am currently without a computer of my own (I am borrowing laptop and internet for this short post) and as such blogging has been on temporary hiatus since the laptop broke and will be until I get proper computer access again, at which point I have a lot to post (as those who follow the associated FaceBook page to this blog already know). While I can borrow computers for brief intervals, this is a) rare and b) not long enough time to create proper posts. As such, I am putting this blog on hiatus until I have enough time to post something decent. 

I've been travelling around Scotland in the meanwhile, so there will be a LOT to post when I get back, including plenty of Gothic and Gothic Revival architecture, Edinburgh Castle and other goodies.